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- More attacks aimed at exploiting unpatched year-old vulnerabilities
- An increase in stealth/covert execution tactics
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According to a report published by Reboot Digital, one in five business owners would consider sabotaging an online competitor if they knew they could get away with it.
A critical vulnerability has been patched in the Microsoft Teams work collaboration platform after security researchers discovered a way in which hackers could compromise accounts and steal data with something as seemingly harmless as an animated .GIF image.
Amid the turmoil and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, companies were forced to hastily implement solutions that could allow employees to shift to telework overnight, creating extensive opportunities for bad actors and insider threats to flourish.
WannaCry is still fresh in our memory, reminding organizations of how distractive an unpatched vulnerability can be especially if weaponized as a wormable threat that delivers ransomware. BlueKeep has been estimated to have the same disruptive potential as EternalBlue (the exploit responsible for WannaCry) if sporting worm-like behavior, especially since RDP is a commonly used service in organizations, allowing IT and security teams to remotely dial into machines.
Hardly a day goes by without a high-profile institution or company announcing that its files have been hacked. Such data breaches can cause financial losses and affect an organization’s reputation for years. A look at high-profile victims like Equifax, Marriot, and British Airways shows they all lacked a clear and complete understanding of their attack surface and the presence of risky endpoints.
High-profile security breaches come every week, creating a guessing game of who will make the headlines next. Recent compromises include Equifax, Marriot, and British Airways, which just received the largest fine in GDPR history for the breach of its customer financial data.
Sophisticated threats remain one of the main concerns in enterprises today. As environments grow in complexity, malware actors find innovative ways to infiltrate overlooked entry points in the network, hiding behind the scenes to wreak havoc without ever making a full-blown appearance.
Insider threats are nothing to joke about -- they are a real danger to companies worldwide, who often neglect them. In fact, they rank among the top six threats of 2018, according to statistics. A company will spend at least $8 million yearly on insider threats, the Ponemon Institute has found.
The headlines love to talk about sophisticated hacking gangs, exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities to break their way into businesses and steal corporate data.
Bitdefender has recently investigated a series of advanced cyberattacks aimed at financial institutions, designed to covertly exfiltrate massive amounts of money in coordinated strikes.